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An Open Letter to Former Rutgers Basketball Coach Mike Rice

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Tyson Hartnett

You're in the news trying to clear your name and say that you're not a monster. Unfortunately for you, millions of people saw the footage, and millions of people know the truth.

Still in a Very Deep Rut

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 07.28.2013 | Sports
Robert J. Elisberg

For a school like Rutgers that specifically is trying to clean up a scandal of physical and verbal abuse by a coach -- what on earth kind of due diligence are they doing?? Is anyone in charge there?!

Can Women Bring Civility to Our Playing Fields?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 07.27.2013 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

The bold move of hiring Julie Hermann as the new athletic director of Rutgers University signaled an important recognition in the sports world: not only can women do a 'man's job', but a female touch may be just what that world needs.

Coaches Should Mentor, Not Bully

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

There is no need for a coach to abuse his power in order to gain the respect of his players. The players at Rutgers deserve a coach that mentors, not a bully that demoralizes.

'I Would Have Smacked the Hell Out Of Him'

Posted 04.11.2013 | Sports

Mike Rice is lucky that none of the players he coached at Rutgers thought like Kobe Bryant. Bryant was asked on Wednesday how he would have reacted...

A Failure of Process

Dave Tomar | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Dave Tomar

I can tell you from personal experience that the bureaucratic inefficiency at Rutgers makes transferring classes or campuses an absolute administrative nightmare. But transferring blame takes almost no effort at all.

How to Fix College Coaching

David Berri | Posted 06.08.2013 | Sports
David Berri

As long as schools place winning -- and the ticket sales winning generates -- above the welfare of the students, it seems unlikely we are going to see athletic directors and presidents alter their behavior.

John Celock

Christie Opponent Attacks 'Lack Of Leadership' After Rutgers Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

The controversy at Rutgers University over how the New Jersey school handled accusations that the men's basketball coach abused players is quickly bec...

Rutgers Coach Abuse Scandal Forces Internal Investigation

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | Sports

(Recasts with Christie support of Rutgers president, calls for president's resignation) By David Jones NEWARK, N.J., Apr...

Willful Cluelessness at Rutgers

Patricia McGuire | Posted 06.07.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

What did the president know and when did he know it? If the answer is absolutely nothing, then the president cannot lead.

Assistant Coach Resigns Amidst Rutgers Scandal

Posted 04.04.2013 | Sports

Jimmy Martelli, an assistant under former Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice, has also left the program amidst a player abuse scandal. Rice was fi...

College Players Have Little Defense Against Abusive Coaches

Dan Grunfeld | Posted 06.04.2013 | Sports
Dan Grunfeld

I don't know any of the Rutgers players, or how they felt about their coach, but I know the way he treated them involved bullying, intimidation, and abuse. There is no room for that in the sports world, especially amongst student-athletes.

5 Surprising Lessons We Can Learn from Mike Rice, Tim Pernetti and the Rutgers Basketball Team

Garret Kramer | Posted 06.03.2013 | Sports
Garret Kramer

Mike Rice made the common mistake of attributing his own feelings of insecurity and anger to the performance of his players. Like all bullies, his dysfunctional behavior was the result of blaming others for his feelings rather than being accountable.

Fired Rutgers Coach: 'I Was Wrong'

Posted 04.03.2013 | Sports

Shortly after Rutgers announced its decision to fire basketball coach Mike Rice, the 44-year-old spoke with WABC outside of his home in New Jersey. ...

Shocking Video Released Of Hoops Coach Abusing Players

Posted 04.02.2013 | Sports

Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice is described as having "indomitable courtside manner" on the team's official website. If the school opts to keep hi...

WATCH: Big East Tournament Game Ends With Officiating Mess

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Madison Square Garden has been a special court for St. John's in its return to national prominence. The latest win there for the Red Stor...

SHOCKING UPSET: 4-Point Play Wins Game

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Jonathan Mitchell's four-point play with less than a second remaining capped a career-high 25-point performance and gave Rutgers a...